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Developer fails again in Adderbury homes proposal

Cherwell District councillors turned down the application for 26 homes in Adderbury at Bodicote House yesterday (Thursday).

Cherwell District councillors turned down the application for 26 homes in Adderbury at Bodicote House yesterday (Thursday).

A developer who sought approval for 25 homes in Adderbury has had its application refused by Cherwell District councillors just months after being denied permission to build 26 homes on the same site.

Cala Homes submitted plans for 25 units at OS Parcel, north of Adderbury Court on the Banbury/Oxford Road, but it was rejected by councillors at a planning committee yesterday (Thursday).

Their first application of 26 homes was turned down by councillors in October.

Councillor Michael Gibbard, lead member for planning, said: “When we turned down permission for 26 homes last year it was because we felt this site was not suitable for development and the reduction of one property does nothing to alter our opinion of that.

“Although we do recognise the benefits of new housing for the district, we still believe this proposal represents unsustainable development beyond the built up limits of Adderbury which will develop into and lead to the loss of, open countryside and the amenity value afforded from the series of public footpaths adjacent the site.”

A public inquiry into Cherwell’s decision to turn down the application of 26 homes will be heard on July 29.

 

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